Beijing Paparazzi

After our whirlwind tour of Seoul, we were still uncertain about what to expect from China. Just last week a friend from home warned us to prepare the kids for thick, brown air and an almost complete lack of English speakers. We’ve been all over the world, but perhaps nowhere as truly foreign as China.…

It’s not the search for something else, it’s enjoying what you already have

The answer is there was a confluence of occurrences which drove home 3 very important lessons to me and made me push us to do something we have talked about for quite a while.The first happened about a year ago, when close friends of ours lost their 16 year old son to a car crash…. Luckily, we share a believe in an afterlife where we will see our loved ones again, but that doesn’t completely take away the pain they suffered as future graduations, marriages, grandchildren etc. disappeared in a single night…. Some restaurants were open, some people were back in their homes, we even stopped to get Beignets at Cafe du Monde after working all day on the first day. Then on the second day we were driving into the city to gut a house in the 9th ward and as we came round a bend on i I10 we could see the SuperDome with all it’s damage on the right but to the left was an equally impressive edifice.